Bridge To Success

Oregon State University’s Bridge to Success program has served more than 20,000 students since 2008. Visit our FAQ/Next Steps page for details about all the Bridge to Success benefits.

To better serve the evolving needs of the many qualified students who dream of earning a college degree from the Corvallis and Cascades campuses, the OSU Bridge to Success program has been redesigned, and new students who join the program in Fall 2019 will enjoy the following benefits:

Financial Benefits


  • Bridge to Success participants receive financial support in the form of a Finley Academic Excellence Scholarship and/or an OSU Opportunity Grants that help cover tuition and fee costs at OSU*
  • Guaranteed offer of on-campus student employment for qualified applicants 
  • Eligibility to waive the $200 Advance Tuition Deposit (ATD)
Housing and Dining Benefits


  • Priority access to affordable on-campus housing options
  • Economical meal plan options
Academic Benefits
Other support


To be considered, a new student must meet the following criteria:
  • Oregon resident
  • On time applicant (complete application by Feb. 1 regular admissions deadline)
  • Is admitted to OSU with a 3.4 cumulative high school GPA or higher
  • Submits FAFSA by OSU's Feb. 28th financial aid priority deadline
  • New students in Bridge to Success are notified by mail.
No changes are being made to the benefits available to OSU students who joined the Bridge to Success program prior to Fall 2019
*Subject to available funds